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The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development presents a broad range of geospatial data that relate to strategic agriculture policy, investment, and planning issues.

HarvestChoice Mappr mentioned among 9 datasets to improve your ICTforAg programs.

Authors use crop and impact models to examine which current and potential agricultural technologies offer solutions to fight hunger.

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Years of weathering have leached nutrients away from many soils in the cropped areas of Africa south of the Sahara (SSA).

Median travel time to human settlement of 50,000 or greater population.

Model-estimated yield variability of rainfed maize with high input for 1981-2010 (30-year period). Values are for 5 arc-minute grid cells.

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The notion that global agricultural output needs to double by 2050 is oft repeated.

We clarify the terminology surrounding yield gaps, show that closing yield gaps is not necessarily economic, and conclude that food security will be better served by policies that directly enhance the productive capacity of agriculture to supply affordable food efficiently and sustainably.

Our new spatial output indexes show that 16 to 21 percent of the increase in U.S. corn output over the 128 years beginning in 1879 was attributable to spatial movement in production.

Soil organic carbon content (fine earth fraction) at 15-30cm depth.

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